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CLASSICAL | "From Death to Life"


Fans of the weekly a cappella Compline service at Christ Church might want to show up early this Sunday for even more sacred music. Presented by the Eastman School of Music, the concert "From Death to Life: Organ and Choral Music From St. Mary's in Lübeck" is a veritable smorgasbord of seminal Renaissance and Baroque compositions: the pre-Bach organ music of Dietrich Buxtehude and Franz Tunder, motets from Giovanni Gabrieli and Orlando di Lasso, and more. Featured musicians include soprano Ekaterina Gorlova; violinist Boel Gidholm of Pegasus Early Music; organists Edoardo Bellotti and David Higgs; and the Christ Church Schola Cantorum, directed by Stephen Kennedy. This early music concert will be in an ideal sacred setting with excellent acoustics. The Compline Liturgy will be sung as scheduled at 9 p.m., following the concert.

"From Death to Life" takes place on Sunday, April 3, at Christ Church, 141 East Avenue. 8 p.m. The concert is free of charge, but donations benefit Christ Church's "Friends of Music" Fund.;